Jewish holiday Rosh Hashana creative background with honey and apples.

High Holy Days Essentials Bundle

Don’t let the coming High Holy Days stress you out. Our essential bundle comes complete with recipes and cheat sheets for observing these special holidays with ease. By signing up for our bi-weekly eNewsletter, you have access to this and so much more. Each newsletter is packed with holiday resources, recipes, personal stories, and interfaith […]

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3 Alternatives for Tashlich with Kids

3 creative ways to do tashlich with kids

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Doing a Rosh Hashanah ritual

All You Need is Chalk and Water for This Rosh Hashanah Ritual

For this fun new spin on tashlich, all you need is chalk

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Temple Beth Israel Chanukah for all including kids and families!

Temple Beth Israel (3601 W. Dempster St., Skokie) Presents Congregational Dinner and Shabbat Chanukah, Friday, December 15, 2017.  Shabbat Chanukah Dinner is at 6:00 p.m. and costs $18 per adult and children (2-12) are $8.50.  Shabbat Chanukah Service with special guest “Uncle Louie” is at 7:30 p.m. Reservations and payment is due by December 11, […]

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Temple Beth Israel Chanukah for all including kids and families!

Temple Beth Israel (3601 W. Dempster St., Skokie) Presents Congregational Dinner and Shabbat Chanukah, Friday, December 15, 2017.  Shabbat Chanukah Dinner is at 6:00 p.m. and costs $18 per adult and children (2-12) are $8.50.  Shabbat Chanukah Service with special guest “Uncle Louie” is at 7:30 p.m. Reservations and payment is due by December 11, […]

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High Holiday Children’s Books for Interfaith Families

Review of several children’s books for the High Holidays.

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How Cooking Made Me Feel at Home in Judaism

After converting to Judaism, Marcia finds she needs to learn the food language before she feels at home.

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Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are important Jewish holidays and our resources here will help you and your interfaith family celebrate them.

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My First Yom Kippur

Zach and I were married on September 16! We were away having a blast on our honeymoon in Portugal, but before we had time to post our honeymoon pics to Facebook or look through our wedding photos, Yom Kippur was upon us. I had decided a few days before we got back that I would […]

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How to Rebuild on Yom Kippur

A few weeks ago my family had a hard day. It seemed that both my Jewish and my husband’s Mexican/Catholic faith were being tested. A 7.1 earthquake shook Mexico. The epicenter of the quake was in Puebla where my husband, Adrian, is from and where his immediate family still lives. We were at the laundromat […]

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